Folkwear Poiret Cocoon Coat & Reticule Drawstring Handbag Sewing Pattern #503 1913-1919 WWI era


Folkwear Sewing Pattern Number 503
Poiret Cocoon Coat

Package includes sizes X-Small, Small, Medium and Large
Pattern Condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions

~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~

Paul Poiret (1879-1944) is generally recognized as the first "modern" fashion designer, and his influence on 20th century fashion was profound. It is Poiret who is remembered for freeing women from 19th century corsets, although he then hobbled them with extremely narrow skirt hems, and for modernizing the Victorian silhouette. As the Parisian designer explained, "I like a plain gown, cut from light and supple fabric, which falls from the shoulders to the feet in long, straight folds, like thick liquid, just touching the outline of the figure and throwing shadow and ling over the moving form."

The fully-lined Cocoon Coat offered here was designed around 1913-1919. It features bat wing sleeves, one-piece front/back body, neckband, and hobble skirt. The style is timeless and looks just as stunning over a T-shirt and leggings as over evening clothes.

The Reticule (drawstring bag) is typical of the same period. The easy-sew pouch closes with decorative cording and is embellished with a tassel that hangs from the bottom.

* * Please note: The outer cover says the pattern sizes are X-Small, Small, Medium and Large. The pattern tissue is printed Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. I asked Folkwear about the difference and was told to substitute the smaller size on the chart with the next larger size on the pattern. For example, size Medium in the sizing and yardage requirements is actually size Large in the tissue.


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